Dr Rebecca Butler is a Lecturer in English at NTU, who teaches on late eighteenth and nineteenth-century topics, including Romanticism, the Gothic and her research specialism, Travel Writing. She is also a member of the Centre of Travel Writing Studies at NTU. Dr Butler’s research is concerned with the impact of gender on women’s approaches to travel and how they write about their journeys both historically and nowadays. She is currently working on a monograph, examining the intersections between gender, national identity, political advocacy, and literary authority in Victorian women’s travel writing about Risorgimento Italy. Other research interests include mass tourism and guidebook culture, periodical travel writing, and expatriate literary networks and reading communities. Alongside her work for the CTWS, Dr Butler edits Snapshot Traveller, the monthly newsletter for the International Society for Travel Writing (ISTW).